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A Buyers Guide To Whisky Glasses

If you are trying to keep a well stocked bar or cabinet, whisky glasses are simply an essential glass that can be used for a ton of different types of drinks or cocktails.

Nothing elevates a scotch or bourbon quite like a beautiful, well-crafted whisky tumbler.

Half the fun of enjoying a glass of whisky or is in the aesthetics, and nothing sets the mood like swirling around an amber liquid in a well made glass. But there’s also great reasons to enjoy a scotch or whiskey from a defined glass. Whisky glasses are designed to help enhance the flavor and experience of the drink.

Nosing” is an important quality of certain styles of glasses. Depending on the shape, these glasses can help aid and release the aroma of the beverage itself. Certain styles have bulbous shapes and narrow rims, which allow the aroma to collect and funnel outwards. Nosing helps to distinguish and learn about the different flavors and types of whisky.

Whisky tumblers can be made in a variety of materials and designs, but our favorites are produced from crystal or glass and lend a sophisticated look and feel. They are generally designed to hold about 7 to 12 fluid ounces, either neat or on the rocks.

1. The NEAT Glass

neat whisky glass
  • Signature Sear Nonstick interior that is PFOA-free
  • Crafted from heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum
  • Supports any utensil including metal whisks, spoons and spatulas won’t scratch
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

Calphalon is a leading producer of premium-quality cookware, bakeware, cutlery, and appliances for the home chef since 1963. The cookware has been enthusiastically embraced by the professional culinary community with the at home versions following suit. When buying a Calphalon you can count on it for quality, durable, and innovative design.

The Calphalon Signature Nonstick Omelette Pan combines nonstick convenience with the cooking performance and durability you’d normally find only in stainless steel cookware. Made with a Sear Nonstick surface to evenly sear, brown, sauté, and seal in juices of meats, seafood, and vegetables, this pan is ideal for preparing omelettes, eggs, and a range of other recipes. The pan’s nonstick surface is durable, so you can cook with metal spatulas, spoons, and whisks. It is also oven and dishwasher safe.

All Calphalon pans offer full lifetime warranty so you can be confident in your purchase.

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Different Types of Whisky Glasses

Almost just as important as the whisky itself is the glass you drink out of.

different types whisky glasses

Different Types Of Whisky Glasses

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Brands to Know

Walk into any liquor store and chances are you’ll find a pretty wide selection of whisky glasses. But we love the appearance of a well crafted glass, so it pays to be picky and settle for a set that really catches your eye. Here are some of the brands that we love when it comes to stocking a bar.

Tiffany & Co.

While most well known for their diamonds and jewelry, Tiffany & Co has a jaw-dropping line of homeware. From old-fashioned glasses to highballs to stunning decanters, their crystal products are true statement pieces to feature in any bar. While expensive, their glasses can be enjoyed for years to come. You can’t put a price on quality, and Tiffany & Co is certainly top of the line.


Waterford has been making high quality glassware for centuries, and still remains the standard when it comes to barware. Their crystal glasses are visually stunning and highly functional, and make an excellent addition to any bar. Don’t be put off by the high price; their products can last a lifetime when properly cared for.


Often imitated, never quite duplicated, Glencairn makes THE whisky glass for true lovers of the drink. Their glasses are supremely affordable, and even have the option of being customizable.

Care & Maintenance

When it comes to washing whisky glasses, it’s important to understand what material its made from. Sets made from glass are perfect to run through the dishwasher.

Crystal, on the other hand, must be hand-washed. The last thing you want is to chip or break an expensive set of crystal glasses. Take care to wash the glasses with warm water and dish soap, and towel dry to avoid any water marks or stains. Never run crystal through the dishwasher, as it’s too delicate to deal with harsh washing cycles.

When displaying glassware, store them upside down so that dust doesn’t collect inside the glass.